AN ‘ADMINISTRATIVE error’ made by an Oxfordshire health body saw young people mistakenly offered Covid-19 vaccines at Kassam Stadium.

It is understood that the mistake, allegedly made by Oxford Health, meant that people under 50 with no underlying conditions turned up for a jab at the mass vaccination centre at the city's football stadium.

A number of people, some of them as young as 37, even claimed that they received their first dose of a Covid-19 jab when they turned up without appointments at the Kassam.

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This, however, has not been verified as the information was posted in a private community group on Facebook.

Oxford Health said it had not commissioned any paid for adverts about the vaccination centre on BBC Radio Oxford. The station had carried a news item about an increase in appointments available at the centre, and encouraged eligible people to make an appointment.

Covid-19 operations director for Oxford Health, Tehmeena Ajmal, commented: “This radio advert was not commissioned by the NHS and no vaccines were wasted as a result of turning people away who are not eligible.

“Those aged 50 and over can book their jab at the Kassam Vaccination Centre by using the national booking system and anyone who says they are eligible will have their details checked at the centre before being offered a vaccination.”

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